Saturday, 16 April 2016

Salute 2016

You know you've over done it, when you have to stash the goods back in the car because your arms are aching with the weight...!

 

 

A pretty good haul this year I think.

 

 

As for the show, well I'll just leave you with this...

 

 

 

 

We said hello to the guys who wrote Blood Eagle and they very kindly signed our copy of the rules.

 

 

The Mad Max boys had definitely gone that extra step in their presentation!

 

 

The models were stunning!

 

 

Viking ships.

 

 

Lots of Viking ships.

 

 

Those Viking ships (and the rest of the terrain for that matter) were all scratch built - just wow! The game was being played using a version of Lion Rampant. I asked about the 3" rule and they admitted they relax it for friendly units. Good chaps!

 

 

 

Really liked the fire effects on this table.

 

 

Frostgrave was everywhere of course. This table was by 4Ground.

 

 

I don't even know where or how you would store this...

 

 

I definitely prefer the Renedra plastic castle to the Warlord one. Not that I can afford either of course.

 

 

"beam me up Scotty!" - sorry...

 

 

 

And the winner of the most figures on the table award goes to... But seriously some of these were simply stunning!

 

 

 

 

 

Yes it's still the same table!

 

 

 

 

The terrain looks simple in comparison to some of the other games but this take on 1066 looked interesting.

 

 

 

Apparently, the English haven't yet won a game in this take on Agincourt...

 

 

Here come the Martians....

 

 

 

The sheer effort that goes into some of these tables is amazing...

 

 

The photos really don't do this justice. If Essex had gone to Bristol...

 

 

 

 

Not only was the terrain stunning, but the figures were all excellent.

 

 

The Wargames Illustrated board looks like it might have been played on a fault line ;-)

 

 

That's it for another year. Time to sit down with a glass of something and read through 'Age of the Wolf"...

 

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the photos.

    I have spent the day locked it the cellar with projects to beat the cold sweats but it looks like a good turnout this year.

    Some of those tables look superb!

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  2. Some absolutely fantastic looking tables! And I'm only a little envious of your picking up Age of the Wolf....

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    1. Once our Blood Eagle saga is concluded I'll be starting a saga saga!

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    1. Thanks, but I missed loads. Was looking at other blogs and saw games I completely overlooked!

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  4. Great shots, I seem to have missed an awful lot again this year!

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  5. Judging by photos on other folk's blogs, me too!

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  6. Ohhh good SAGA haul, should keep you sated for a few days :D

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  7. Thanks for sharing your pictures, lots of ooohs & aahhs from down here in Oz. I'd be interested to hear if you think the new Saga book could be useful for other systems like LR?

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    1. Hmm? Anything is possible so perhaps. But the campaign system is very heavily geared towards the existing SAGA environment (in terms of warbands, unit composition, warlord abilities and scenarios etc). I think Lion Rampant would benefit from something that takes its specific qualities into account.

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  8. Nice loot haul and awesome pics!

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  9. Greate Salute 2016 AAR!

    Glad that you liked our battle at Foteviken Viking game, And our relaxed use of the 3" rule for Lion Rampant :)

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    1. Definitely my favourite game of the show! But I now need more Viking ships ;-) My dark age warbands are centred around SAGA, but I'm keen on upping the numbers to make them work for LR. I already have the dark age supplement and enough figures - just need to get painting!

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  10. Nice photos. Fantastic scenery, and figure painting.....wish mine was up to those standards.

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    1. But it's always much more satisfying when you've painted them yourself :-)

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  11. Great pics Lee! I had to make the same trip back to the car!!!Glad you made the blogger meet up!

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    1. Thanks Ray, but I always seem to miss getting a photo of something. Hopefully next time I'll know a few more faces. Will you be posting a copy of the photo with names and blogs? It would be good to match names to faces.

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    2. Yep, a bit late but should have it up tonight!

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